July 15, 2024
Dyes & Chemicals

SDC Reopens Applications For Its Global Colourist Award

Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) has reopened applications for its Global Colourist Award, which recognises the professional achievements of those working across the wider colouration sector.

Entries are open to colourists worldwide across the full gamut of specialisations including, but not limited to textiles, dyes and pigments, leather, food and paint.

“Production dyers, shift dyers or printing colorists are all eligible,” SDC informed in a press release.

A £1000 prize is on offer for the chosen recipient, with Advanced Colours and Chemicals Ltd sponsoring the competition.

The winner will also be invited to the SDC’s all expenses paid awards ceremony on November 8, 2024, where they will be presented with a certificate and their prize money.

SDC will accept applications until the deadline of May and supervisors, managers or directors can also nominate an employee.

Alternatively, people can put themselves forward, on the proviso that a referee can confirm their suitability.

In addition to the event invitation and the prize money, the winner and their employer will be featured in the SDC’s quarterly members’ magazine, The Colourist.

Runners up and those who are highly commended will receive book vouchers to use for SDC’s books or non-textile colouration books, sponsored via other sources.

“This award represents recognition of outstanding achievement within the first decade of an individual’s career,” Ian Lewis, MD at Advanced Colours and Chemicals said.

“There was an excellent array of nominations submitted for last year’s award, so the bar has been set very high,” he added.

“The society is once again delighted to be reopening applications for the Global Colourist Award for a second year running,” Dr Graham Clayton, CEO of SDC said.

“We’re looking for an outstanding individual who is able to demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment, excellent performance, competence, and strong general knowledge of colouration,” Clayton too added.

“Being selected as last year’s Global Colourist was a huge achievement for me, so thanks to the judges for selecting me as their winner and to the SDC for the award,” last year’s winner Hannah Rampley stated.

“It’s not often that technicians get recognised for the work that they do to educate and inspire students so it was a huge honour to receive this accolade,” she informed.

Judging of the entries will take place in June, with interviews scheduled in early September. The winner will be notified in mid-September.

Click here for details on how to nominate/enter the contest

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